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  1. Well, generally the desktop app seems to have been running a bit more smoothly since making the adjustments suggested. Still the occasional 'not responding' moments but they definitely don't last for as long as they did, and I haven't had any total seizures of late. 😎
  2. Thanks guys - some useful tips. @PinkElephant - OK found those settings (CTRL/ALT in windows) - I'll give rebuild a shot tomorrow - see what happens. Your point about speedtest sounds right. @CalS - yes I've already got that sync option off (not by design; I think it might be the default) and I've changed the delay setting as you suggest - see what happens. Take your point about reducing background processing loads. None of these issues are a plague, just irritating. This AM it was real pain but as I said, turns out it was not a failing of EN. If I notice any improvement from the settings you suggest I'll let you know ... if you don't hear from me, well, things stay the same, but there's clearly some adjustments I can fiddle with. 🙂
  3. Thanks for responding guys. All tips gratefully received and I have already tried some of them ... but mea culpa I should have answered my own post earlier because when I was out during the day I learned that in my part of the UK there has been a network issue affecting the whole region (Wales and the South). In the end the issue was principally to do with a segment of the national network...strange that my speedtest didn't show up any slowdown though) ... ... BUT one reason for writing in the first place, out of frustration, is that I do find EN a bit tardy when it syncs and as I said, I have got used to the 'not responding' message which happens quite often but usually clears after a minute or so. This morning though I couldn't do a thing and just gave up and ran some errands instead. @pink elephant yes I have various 'whatevers' 🙂 but they don't normally seem to interfere with other apps (and although the recent release of Chrome has proved flaky I picked up some flag changes that fixed that). @CalS - yes I have SSDs - they are great and a great speed boost (plus they are silent), but again, EN sync is not obviously affected by that part of my computer One detail: I do find that I get more 'not responding' or simple hangs when I am using the desktop app's search. It also hangs quite a bit if I am editing my tag list. I can only think the app is handshaking a lot and it often isn't very quick. Anyway, once again, replies appreciated
  4. PS Now the forum is "not responding"!!!
  5. Evernote (Windows desktop) is often pretty bad when syncing - it frequently locks up with a 'not responding' state. Hasn't been too bad the last few days but this morning I simply cannot work with it! Every time I search for a note it locks up. Done all the usual stuff (cleaning out caches, restart, checking my broadband connection - no issues) so I guess it's a server issue at EN end. Any issues we should know about?
  6. Hi Thanks for the update. On this particular example search works much better, See image: The only interesting detail is that I must have fifty tags like 'surveillance:' followed another keyword or phrase. (My convention is colon always has a space after it ...) Of course, it would be horrendous for search to pull all of them up and anyway I should attempt to qualify the search term 'surveillance: with a following space and letter etc. See next image for example: The only (minor) puzzle is that what is retrieved by search seems somewhat arbitrary. But that is not unreasonable otherwise the list would be way too long and therefore cumbsersome. It is certainly an improvement and although arbitrary it is a much more helpful retrieval as it greatly aids refinement; I can simply add/edit the search term to narrow things down/ Thanks Note: I am also using the feedback form on the beta editor drop down button to send comments. I am signed in to the online editor with the same email as for this forum so shouldn't be hard to track .. but note my comments are sometimes not correct! (No surprise there ..) Overall the search tool is working well.
  7. New search in online Beta Issue! It works well BUT I have made esxtneisve use of a colon separator as part of my tagging (it allows a crude sort of hierarchy). e.g. surveillance: classrooms surveillance: facial recognition algorithms: bias etc. It was never obvious that I should not do this and Evernote never blocked the use of the colon in tags. So I have *lots* of tags structured like this. But the new Search does not allow me to search for a tag+colon, e.g. if I search for 'surveillance:' EN does not filter tags constructed like that ... it just doesn't work properly. Compared with the search term without a colon (but note also that under 'Add filter' it does not show all the tags that include the colon, it only shows one, but I have a dozen!). The colon is obviously problematic for EN but my tag list is too big to change them all now! Easier for EN to allow the colon (and other) additional characters as part of tags , unless there is a *very* good reason for not allowing them ... it's only a string! (See my remarks in other posts querying that a hash symbol cannot be used as part of a string )
  8. All fair enough ... I'm just seeing it from my point of view ... but yes the world of software users is a big place with too many lemons in it! Thanks for the reply - it's appreciated 😉
  9. Thanks for your helpful reply. I didn't quite make my tagging issue clear but I've got over it now and moved on! (I was really talking about add text tags to a document to give an indivdiual document unique tags ...) I surely appreciate the scale of the issue regarding tracking of forums posts but I guess I am griefing about (a) long delays between updates and (b) the question of how the user finds out what's in the timeline. That could be fairly simply handled by a regular sticky post at the top of the forum or maybe an opt-in newsletter. Such an approach would satisfy occasional moaners (but avid users) like me who just want to be made to feel that there are changes a-coming ... it's a psychology thing ... I note that the web app has a simple feedback form but there doesn't seem to be the equivalent for the desktop app (at least, I cant find it!). That might be useful. Yes I know how to manage my tags although what would be really good here is a search/replace tool for changing tags (I have a large tag list and so it's not a 5 minute job to edit them though I have done so from time to time). ... that's not a feature request! just thinking out loud. 😉 Yes, I'm a beta user for the web app and also for the desktop app. The desktop app had an update a while back but nothing for some time; perhaps this where a bit of psychology might work - more frequent updates, even for small relatively changes, can create an atmosphere of activity and responsiveness. Anyway must get back to work! ... Cheers.
  10. The article linked by Dave-in-Decatur is not very comforting. It makes out that everyone is working flat out but *still* no updates and *still* no hint from Evernote about forthcoming releases and still I keep finding annoying little 'features'. The post does not even make clear which editor it refers to .... (web or desktop) ... I also note that the post shows plenty of staff with nice working facilities - smiling happy faces, so at least evernote staff are content ... but ... An annoying feature: Why can't I search for a # character? No mention of this anywhere in help that I can find; no list of reserved characters. I have tried to enrich my tagging by adding my own tags to the text of a specific item using the established convention of a hash - e.g. #australia But if I search for #australia Evernote ignores the hash and throws up all articles containing 'australia' So annoying! Quotes around the search term don't help. Later: Aha! Just found this discussion on the issue ... from 2017!!! Does *anything* ever get fixed or at least get a company response? https://discussion.evernote.com/topic/104935-allow-searches-of-special-characters/ Seems that other users do something similar - i.e. include additional tags in their items - and they have the same issue. There's been plenty of time to sort this one out but there's no explanation anywhere that I can find as to why it has not been addressed, or if it will be! The use of the underscore is mentioned as a workable alternative to the hash and seems to work all right for me so I'll try it, but the hash is preferred just because it has become conventional (UX and all that) ... General whinge: I seem to have reached a critical mass with the amount of content in my evernote collection. I need better tools (desktop editor for example, in addition to hashtag search) but they aren't there. It seems I am not the only one to hit this wall yet nothing really changes ... (and some issues seem to be hanging around from years back) All this chasing 'features' costs time that I can ill afford - for goodness sake *please* fix things / improve things *AND* create some sort of 'official' noticeboard at the top of this forum where issues are clearly addressed with timelines for action or reasons for not following up or sensible workarounds (e.g. the use of underscore instead of hash which I discovered from the post above - not nice but workable). It's called communication. It's not at all clear that Evernote ever reads any of these forum posts ... Sign off: I am still with you evernote, but more frustrated than ever ... thanks for reading (if you do!)
  11. A shout out for the Windows web clipper: I find it's a pretty good tool; I have several topic notebooks and plenty of tags and the clipper seems to have a good try and identifying a notebook and even a suitable tag. Quite often it is very helpful.
  12. I agree that commenting and improved annotation are desirable (the beta web app allows different colour highlighting - good; but the Windows desktop still doesn't!!!) For commenting in the desktop app I find code blocks (SH-CTRL-L) useful. I add comments after a paragraph. Code block is not ideal but it adds formatting automatically that differentiates it from main text. Marginal comments, or pop-out comments would be be better. Is there a need to explain why commenting is useful or is it obvious? (I think it is obvious, but evernote may not think so!).
  13. Like many I continue to be frustrated with the inconsistencies across the various apps for evernote. The Chromebook 'desktop app' (from the PlayStore) just seems to be a version of the old classic web app and bears no comparison with the Windows desktop (and presumably the Mac desktop). In others words, it's horrible! I too preferred the classic web app but having been pointed towards the newer beta version I do ind that a slight improvement but agree it is does not enable the kind of work you can do with the desktop app. The Windows desktop app lacks many features it really ought to have acquired by now - e.g. better markup and annotation, and commenting. Oh yes, and a tool bar you can actually see!
  14. Bingo! Thanks Jefito - not obvious until one asks!
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